hot chocolate cake

Hot pepper dark chocolate cake and ganache with candied Thai chili peppers Baked by Whip Patisserie – me I try not to shy away from working out of my comfort zone… cakes are out of my comfort zone… I’ve had to make 3 different cakes of various heights to figure out the right timing to … More hot chocolate cake

Trio

fait maison Meringue Egg w/ Lemon Custard & Candied Bacon Baked by Whip Patisserie – me

Cafe Pettirosso

As the¬†rain’s pitter patter¬†rendezvous with the collective of puddles, each drop crescendos in comparison to the cafe’s still. ¬†Shadows of a classic Italian cafe filled with operatic emotion linger behind¬†a door ajar giving a darkened glimpse into quaint secrets and treasured stories. Beautifully aged stories of twenty-four years are so complex in the riches of … More Cafe Pettirosso

A Dash of Khanna

Turning the corner onto East Roy Street, a hushed wisp of air lifts as the occasional vehicle drifts by an¬†historic 1930’s building. ¬†Originally known as the Studio Building, the¬†Loveless Building in Capitol Hill was the foundation for artists’ address of creations and retreat. As I stand across the street peering into the windows of Cook … More A Dash of Khanna

Breakfast Club Seattle Mission

Breakfast Club Seattle’s mission is¬†to bridge the gap between social media and real life. BCSea, networking events, was initially created by myself and¬†Conner Cayson. ¬†Jess Tupper,¬†came on board when Conner and I started planning our very first BCSea event and she will continue to be an intricate part of future events. ¬†Conner, Jess and I … More Breakfast Club Seattle Mission

Raised Doughnuts

they rise up They pop-up They smile from the heart They laugh from the belly they are creative they are delicious … They are supportive … They are there for her and she is Mi … they are for you… from Mi The first I ever heard of Raised Doughnuts was well over a month … More Raised Doughnuts

Eltana Bagels

Simple acts of understanding, kindness and non-judgment have minuscule to behemoth power in influence that may not always be recognized. This morning I entered into Eltana Bagels daydreaming about bagels and after much deliberation I stepped up with a confident order. As my total was presented to me, realization struck hard, I didn’t have enough … More Eltana Bagels

The Crumpet Shop

In the early mornings, The Crumpet Shop is illuminated by bright lights as they dance across 1st Ave into the large windows giving a hint of merriment to the already cheerful and hectic little shop. ¬†And as I enter in, warmth with a buttery griddled goodness encompasses my senses as giddy cravings wet my appetite¬†for … More The Crumpet Shop

My Sunday Thursday

As the air thickens with a humid warmth, the leisurely¬†flow of pedestrian traffic keeps pace with the automobiles’ quiet roll. ¬†There’s no rush on this¬†rather quiet Thursday mid morning¬†as it grants me permission¬†to¬†sit and relish in an encompassing atmospheric lunch. This modest space is Sunday, my kind of Sunday where the room is a muffled … More My Sunday Thursday

Hello Neighbor

A¬†few days ago, as my morning run draws to completion, the familiar silhouette of a man leisurely standing with a cup of coffee¬†flashes past my peripheral observance. ¬†Is this Seattle Coffee Works and are they opening a location on Capitol Hill? ¬†Without hesitation I immediately direct message inquiring about this possibility and it is true. … More Hello Neighbor

SELEU҆S

Despite bringing the pace down I continued to run with purpose for¬†all intentions were directed to a particular bakery; then in mid running motion, the¬†glass box was figuratively unveiled. ¬†Scanning¬†with¬†scrutinizing¬†eyes, in passing,¬†I peer¬†down and noticed a framed lit sign stating hours of operation¬†and my body reacts with a full 180 turn prior to my¬†cognitive acknowledgement. … More SELEU҆S

Admixtures of Spring

As each vibrated shock connects foot and concrete an imaginary explosion of saturated springtime chroma travel the cracked surface. A purity of color, a beautiful reflection of scrolling shadows ghost my motions as if pounding out a lucid running daydream. It’s raw reality, it’s freedom it is an exhilarated high like none other. Taking pause … More Admixtures of Spring

Lumbering

If I were the lumbering sort, I may need the embrace and comfort of the woods where miscellaneous articles are patched together in a naturally raw disorder. Where vision beyond is thick and dense and loss of space and time cut away clarified awareness. Lithesome in thought I enter into the urbane forest as the … More Lumbering

Journey from…

You’ve journeyed from afar and dare to darken my doorstep, you dare cloud my thought as you cry tears and bring a chill. You push back as the sun shines down for it emanates promises of warmth and change. I dare challenge you, I dare sit here between shade and mist and cracks of light … More Journey from…

Veg-Wich

Having the luxury to stroll around¬†the barren sidewalks and rubbled roads of Sodo, a place that hides its treasures and where¬†one is on the hunt in the industrial forest, I make way to a clearing where¬†green, topped with a white crown, stands high above signifying refuge and replenishment. It’s just after the lunch rush and … More Veg-Wich

Wine-o…mg!!!

Imbued by¬†the early luciferous evening, people abandoned the places they had taken shelter, in the past days, from the relentless rain. ¬†Gleeful and anxious to capture the moment, the streets are bustling and crowds grow as I approach Pike Place Public Market. ¬†Despite¬†the Market just closing, the red-brick street is yet not quiet¬†as the¬†rolling rubber … More Wine-o…mg!!!

Would you like one “o” or two?

Lovingly being teased by my husband on my nasal pronunciation of Macaron, I adjudged it wise to¬†educate myself on¬†Macarons/Macaroons. ¬†Without a doubt proper research must be conducted; therefore, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks consuming mounds of Macarons from 12 establishments throughout Seattle metropolitan. Highlighted in the gallery below, are¬†my final selections of cookies … More Would you like one “o” or two?

House of Ballard: lunch

The¬†epiphany¬†of arriving at opening¬†or not long after has become¬†a truly¬†desirable time¬†I crave. ¬†Despite witnessing, at numerous¬†places upon opening, paces of¬†chaos, rapidity, deliberateness and leisure there is a moment where¬†quiet, collective¬†and¬†tranquil¬†air permeates the beginning day and I find it to be the purest representation of the place I’ve entered. 11:02am, the doors are unlocked and I … More House of Ballard: lunch

House of Ballard: breakfast

As a metropolitan pilgrim, the convenience of traveling on foot is not only a preferred mode of transportation but an uncomplicated way of navigating through the streets. ¬†Thus anew,¬†curiosity to wander¬†outside the comfort zone via foot has¬†culminated and aspirations of¬†Ballard are dancing in my head. As I prep for my¬†uncharted run, the final destination changes … More House of Ballard: breakfast

Caviar Confession

I confess, it was premeditated. The research I gathered on my target needed to be confirmed, exact location and time schedule, regardless of carefully laid out plans. Running past, I casually slowed my pace as if I was tired.  I peered through the windows and checked the details… confirmation.  As I picked up the pace and … More Caviar Confession

My dearest Honey

My dearest Honey, In the mid morning we met, I had no yearning to fill until by chance I crossed your path. How simply beautiful and elegant you looked.  Dare I say, you took my breath away. Despite my ghastly appearance from rigorous exercise, you did not turn away… and I swear I heard you … More My dearest Honey